The white grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Busuioacă de Bohotin, Ferral Tinto, Halapsky Voniaci, Madeira Frontignan, Malvasia Krasnaja, Moscatel Rosso di Madeira, Moscato Rosso di Madeira, Moscato Violetto, Muscat de Madère, Muscat Rouge d'Madeira, Muscat Noir, Muscat Noir de Constance, Muscat Noir de Madère, Red Frontignan and Red Muscatel. It must not be confused with the varieties Abrusco, Busuioacă de Bohotin or Rosenmuskateller, despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities seem to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2012, it is the result of a presumably natural cross between Muscat Blanc x Sciaccarello(Mammolo). The variety was a cross between the new varieties Muscat Bouschet and Noir Hatif de Marseille. It is used as a wine press and table grape. However, no stock was reported in 2016 (statistics Kym Anderson).